Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.tivo (More info?
Thanks for the feedback on the Humax.
I actually decided to go the route that Howard suggested -- a 40-hour
TiVo recon, InstantCake, and a couple of large drives that are lying around
the house. Based on other posts, I would probably be best off with the
bracket that includes a fan.
"Ken Alverson" <USENET.Ken@Alverson.net> wrote in message
> "David D." <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > I could get the TCD540040 Series2 40-Hour from Amazon.com for $71 and
> > shipping ($171 - $100). But then I definitely will need to upgrade the
> > drive before using it. (I have a spare 160 GB, but I am having a hard
> > even getting around to downloading the upgrade tools). My current
> > 30-hour is always running out of space.
> Just got one for a friend who is highly unlikely to upgrade their system
> don't even have a computer). For someone who is going to use the Tivo out
> box, you can't beat the price to size for a brand new Tivo.
> First impressions are good - works exactly as well as my Tivo branded
> standalone series 2. Even a little snappier, but I don't know if that's
> because I've got a billion season passes and 120 GB worth of programming
> they actually use better hardware. Unit looks sharp, comes with all the
> hardware as my Tivo branded unit. The background movies are different,
> is kind of disorienting, because the "Tivo Central" background is red, and
> "Now Playing" background is green, exactly opposite my Tivo and Pioneer
> Can't give any long-term feedback yet, but as I said, initial impressions